Tag Archives: Spring/Summer 2011

Dress to impress

7th April 2011

Shorties beware – maxi dresses are back this Summer! Wear them with 70s style wedge heels to elongate your form and don’t be afraid to add a belt if you want to cinch in your waist and avoid the potato sack look. This navy and white striped maxi was last seen on the catwalk at Jil Sander (top left), but if your purse is more high street than high fashion, you can pick up this copycat number at Primark (top right) for just £23.

Too short for a maxi? Why not try this season’s mid-length options instead (also from Primark)  in a range of summery hues.

Ultimate Fashion Weekender: Trend report

4th April 2011

Bringing a touch of glamour to Bristol, The Ultimate Fashion Weekender sashayed into Cabot Circus this weekend. We caught up with some of the experts from the shows to find out what’s hot this season…


(If you’re having trouble viewing this video, head over to our YouTube channel and watch it there).

Bristol Fashion Weekender

2nd April 2011

We’re down at Cabot Circus today for the Ultimate Fashion Weekender, where all the stores are getting together to put on a series of catwalk shows over Saturday and Sunday.

We’ve just returned from the 12.30 show, which showcased items from Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, New Look, LK Bennet, Guess, River Island, G Star and French Connection – all worn by a selection of gorgeous looking models (who also did a bit of dancing!)

We were treated to a series of looks from this season, all of which are available to buy at Cabot Circus. My personal faves were Denim Duty, think lots of denim hotpants teamed with soft, baggy tops, and of course, double denim! Not a look I’ll be trying, but for the braver street stylistas here today, head on down to Warehouse where they will kit you up accordingly. Another amazing look was by LK Bennett and aptly named ‘Latte with Cream’; gorgeous, sumptuous, slinky fabrics, tailored trousers, all in a neutral pallet, paired with minimal accessories and loafer platforms.

If you haven’t got the budget to buy all these looks then take a look at our hot list for the hottest items on the catwalk:

Bristol Fashionista’s Fashion Hotlist from the Ultimate Fashion Weekender

1. Chiffon Shirts (Warehouse do a gorgeous bird print)

2. Loafer heels (head to French Connection for their nude ones seen on the catwalk)

3. Denim hot pants

4. Tailored trousers

5. Coral coloured nail polish

Glam happenings in Bristol

29th March 2011

The Ultimate Fashion Weekender comes to Cabot Circus this weekend, bringing fun, fashion and more beauty treats than you can shake a trendy stick at.

Need a style hit this weekend? Then get yourself to Cabot Circus, where the Ultimate Fashion Weekender will be helping Bristolians to step into the new season in style with a series of free catwalk shows celebrating the best of Spring/Summer fashion.

You’ll be able to get a first look at the latest styles from all the top stores, including Harvey Nichols, House of Fraser, French Connection, Next, Monsoon, New Look, Reiss, Dorothy Perkins, River Island, Ted Baker, Urban Outfitters, Warehouse and Zara. 

Each show will be created by stylist JP, who has worked with a host of celebrities and recording artists and currently runs his own London-based fashion consultancy.

You can also get your mitts on the latest hair and beauty advice, with experts from Sanctuary Spa, Seanhanna and other beauty brands on-hand to give demonstrations and free taster sessions to shoppers.

Bargain hunters will also be thrilled to hear that discounts of up to 20% will be available at Cabot Circus’ iconic fashion stores and restaurants over the course of the weekend and everyone attending will be in with a chance of winning £1000 worth of fashion goodies.

Show times

The shows will take place on level 1 at Cabot Circus, outside House of Fraser at the following times:

Saturday 2 April

  • 11.30am
  • 12.30pm
  • 2pm
  • 3.30pm
  • 4.30pm

Sunday 3 April

  • 12pm
  • 1.30pm
  • 2.30pm
  • 3.30pm

For more information on the Fashion Weekender visit www.cabotcircus.com

Bristol Fashion Week: Trend update

28th March 2011

Bold colours, clashing patterns and fab florals were the look du jour at Bristol Fashion Week recently, but if you want to know how to work those summery hues, check out our video, where some of the city’s top fashion and beauty experts gave us the low-down on how to wear it. (Apologies for the dodgy camera work…your fashionista camerawoman got extremely excited!)